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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-7-12

Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, December 7, 2012:

  • Lawrence, Indiana: A police officer is facing criminal charges. He as been accused of using excessive force during an arrest.
  • Hurricane, West Virginia: A man that was suspected of taking items from a store was chased by officers; the high-speed-chase led to a car crash and his death.
  • Kingsbridge, New Jersey: A jury found a detective guilty of second-degree manslaughter for hitting and killing a grandmother with his car.
  • Update: Houston, Texas: The Department of Justice is investigating the use of excessive force by officers. The investigation includes the case where officers killed a mentally disturbed, double amputee.
  • Ormond Beach, Florida: An investigation shows that an officer got prescriptions for drugs from several different doctors. He was arrested and booked into jail for attempting to fraudulently get a hold of prescription drugs.
  • Binghamton, New York: A police officer who resigned after being charged with a DWI has pleaded not guilty.
  • Dallas, Texas: The family of a man shot and killed by an officer has filed a wrongful death suit against the officer and the police department.
  • Contra Costa County, California: The now-former drug task force commander pleaded guilty in federal court to a number of felony charges stemming from a police corruption case. The charges included narcotics possession, distribution and sales, theft from a federally funded program, and civil rights violations including illegal search and seizures.
  • Phoenix, Arizona: The officer accused of masterminding a fraud scheme involving off-duty officers pleaded no contest to the theft charge.

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